Debt Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Risk: Evidence from Microfinance

3ie-IFPRI Impact Evaluation Seminar Series Continues

Source: IFPRI

The second International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and IFPRI Impact Evaluation Seminar was webcast live on June 6. Erica Field of Duke University spoke about lessons from microfinance on debt structure, entrepreneurship, and risk. David Roodman of the Center for Global Development served as discussant.

Field presented results from the paper Debt Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Risk: Evidence from Microfinance. This paper investigates whether changing the repayment structure of a microfinance loan will influence entrepreneurship and encourage higher risk investments.

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and IFPRI Seminar Series highlights the latest impact evaluation research and facilitates discussion of how to bring improvements and innovation to the field of impact evaluation. The 3ie-IFPRI Seminar Series presents speakers and discussants whose work features innovative methodologies and addresses crucial evaluation questions. The first seminar took place on May 23.